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>> the u.s. government inches closer to military action in syria. the obama administration pushes forward, the international community is urging caution and restraint. more on the growing tensions ahead. the water of the santa barbara coast hide a secret. it has been offshore fracking even though there are no regulations and the coast was once trashed by an oil spill. pay raises and bonuses are usually reserved for rewards for doing good work that is not the case for many of the nations top ceo's, especially at a time of rowing wealth inequality. more on that later. it is friday, august 30. i am megan la paz and washington, d.c.. president obama and his cabinet are still delivering on whether or not the u.s. should become militarily involved in syria and to what extent. six jerry of state john kerry addressed the public reiterating administration rhetoric against bashar all assad. >> our concern is not just about some far off land oceans away. that is not what this is about. are concerned with the cause of the defenseless people of syria is about choices that will direct the effec
last weekend, i said we shared his view about the despicable nature about the use of chemical weapons and we must not stand aside. i also explained to him that because of the damage done to public confidence by iraq, we would have to follow a series of public confidence and it sure the maximum possible legitimacy for any action. these steps are all set out in a motion before the house today. i remember in 2003. i was sitting two rose from the back on the opposition bench. it was just -- rows from the back on the opposition bench. it was just two days after my son had been born. i wanted to believe the man standing here. the wealth of public opinion was to be poisoned by the iraq episode. i understand the public skepticism. the am most grateful to prime minister for giving way. his motion tells me that everything with and it could have been debated on monday. this house has been recalled and i believe it was recalled in order to give cover for possible military action. has the prime minister made it clear to president obama that in no way does this country support in the attack
stairs. >> this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. >> the u.s. sets out why it thinks the syrian government's killed more than 1,400 people in a chemical weapons attack. the u.n. chemical weapons inspectors are finishing their work but won't reveal their findings until a full analysis is carried out. >> violence in egypt as people are tear gassed during protests against the military. >> i'm in london with some of the rest of today's news including a banned group providing relief to pakistan's flood victims. >> the world's biggest germ is discovered in greenland, deep beneath the ice. >> before the first time the u.s. government has laid awesome details of what it knows about the chemical attack on august 21 near the syrian capitol and blames the syrian government. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said 141,400 people were killed, including 426 children. the u.s. is considering a military strike on syria to remove chemical weapons capabilities. >> the united states government know knows at least 1,429 syrian were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children.
. first, the latest from syria. >> u.s.says the u.s. is certai's government carried out chemical weapon attacks near damascus last week. obama said the u.s. had not yet decided whether to go ahead with military intervention. the permanent members of the un security council have held talks on a british resolution that could allow military action in syria, but that meeting has ended in deadlock. full report later on in the program. thousands gathered in washington to pay tribute to a historical day for civil rights in the u.s. 50 years ago, in 1960 three, the march on washington and martin luther king junior's iconic "i have a dream" speech changed history forever. i will be back in 30 minutes for more. now back to michelle in new york. >> thanks. despite the situation in syria, u.s. stock markets advanced today comer singh -- reversing two straight sessions of losses. the dow and nasdaq rose 0.4%. the s&p 500 gained 0.3%. we had a big syria fueled selloff yesterday. some traders saw this as a buying opportunity and jumped into the market. still believing the u.s. equity market will rain
it could attack without authorization from the united nations, justifying the use of force based on humanitarian grounds. >> when we look at the frankly relatively brief document, a page and a half from the british government, it is quite clear, isn't it? it doesn't need further authorization other than by parliament to go into the fighting. >> reporter: other than by parliament is a big caveat. a number of members of the opposition and also within david cameron's own conservative party have said they want to wait for more evidence and this is why while they're debating it today, it will take a second vote authorize military action. many members still want to hear the evidence of what intelligence there actually is. they did put out an intelligence assessment earlier today and one of the key phrases in that is what we have in the first graph saying, quote, it is at least 350 people died in that august 21st attack and saying it is not possible for the opposition to have carried out a chemical weapons attack on this scale, the regime used chemical weapons on a smaller scale on at l
>>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. a recap of the headlines. the u.s. government says it is still seeking an international coalition on syria, playing down speculation it will go alone. this after british lawmakers vote against taking action for the alleged use of chemical weapons. >>> volatility continues ahead of india's crucial gdp release with growth expected to stay below 5% at decade lows. >>> and shares of kpn plunge after carlos slim and america movil says it could drop the bid for the telecom group following a dutch foundation's move to block the takeover. >>> zurich insurance says it is looking into whether undue pressure was put on its late cfo before his death. also confirming the presence of a suicide note that mentions joseph ackermann. >>> hello, welcome to the last "worldwide exchange" of the week. plenty to get through, though, on today's program. l'oreal jumped. is the world's biggest cosmeticmaker putting on the final touches to buy a stake of nestle. >>> hamburg is one of the world's busiest ports. we'll be in hamburg to discuss at
divided voices weigh in on the best way to handle allegations of chemical weapons use in syria. >> waiting for the green light from the white house, the u.s. military says it is ready to launch a strike to weeken assad's regime. >> more than 60 square miles have been charred inside yosemite national park. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >> that famous speech delivered by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. ♪ theme >> the u.n. special enjoy to syria wants to see the evidence the u.s. and its allies say they have concerning a chemical weapons attack in that nation. he spoke only one hour ago as the world awaits action on president bashar assad's regime. we've seen the images of the children and family suffering from symptoms similar to those caused by chemical weapons. the enjoy said the evidence does suggest some sort of chemical weapon was used, killing hundreds. >> i know that the americans and the british and others say that they know that chemical weapons have been used. what we have been told is that this evidence that the americans, the b
on these results. the e.u., great britain and the u.s. have all voiced their concern. john kerry says they are not credible, plus the electoral process was flawed, she says. >> the opposition leader believes it's the beginning of a period of national mourning. the electoral commission confirmed the victory that president robert mugabe had already claimed the day before. the 89-year-old's power uninterrupted and overwhelmingly won another five-year term. the party now holds a 2/3 majority in particlements. this will allow the push-ahead of constitutional changes. the movement for democratic change says his party has evidence of massive vote-rigging, urging a peaceful response to the alleged fraud. he promised to fight the results. >> they are determined to pursue peaceful, legal and diplomatic remedies to resolve this current crisis. once all remedies have been exhausted, the people of zimbabwe should be allowed great opportunity to freely, fairly elect a government of their choice. >> after the last disputed election the m.d.c. entered a power-sharing agreement. tsvangirai has ruled o
>> building a case against bashir al-assad. the u.s. is gathering evidence that he was behind the suspected chemical attack. >> from al jazeera as headquarters in doha, i'm here with the top stories from around the world. the rain has stopped but the water is still rising. flooding for forces thousands from their homes in northeast china. also ahead. [ sobbing ] >> conflicts reports on how many were killed but both sides say they will keep fighting in the democratic republic of congo. >> the united states says it's gathering evidence ahead of possible military action against syria. the u.s. u.k. and france believe bashir al-assad used chemical weapons in the attack last week. 300 died. >> it was up of defiance. >> we're all hearing the drums of war around us. if they want to launch a war in syria, i think the pretext of chemical weapons is frail and fragile. it is a pretext. >> reporter: the u.nit would bea breach of international law. >> we hope that the american and european leaders who seek such military attacks all remarks about them have enough wisdom, especially seen tha
with syria. the u.s. military now said be ready to launch an attack at a moment's notice of and it comes as we wait to see new evidence that the syrian regime gassed its own civilians. it's an enormous wildfire growing, scorching hundreds of square miles. crews say they're making progress but nowhere near having this thing under control. the latest on that. and a new medical report on how stress can actually speed up the growth of cancer. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. on "studio b." >> but first from fox at 3:00. it's not a matter of if but when the u.s. will launch an attack on syria. that is what a senior defense official tells fox news. officials say the u.s. military is now off the coast of syria, and prepared to strike once president obama gives the okay. and we expect to learn more from u.s. intelligence experts as early as today. they're set to release the report laying out the evidence of last week's reported chemical attack in a suburb of the capital city damascus. some news agencies reported that more than 100 people died there. others said it was mo
may unfold. house foreign affairs member, iliana ross layton will join us for more on the debate whether the president needs the okay from congress before he moves ahead with the military strike. live reports on what is happening on the ground on syria from connor powell, molly henneberg. we have coverage and breaking news with conor powell. >> reporter: the u.n. inspectors left syria today wrapping up a four-day trip. they are investigating claims of a chemical whens attack there. they arrived a few hours ago. this removes a major obstacle for a u.s. military strike in syria now that they are gone. the pentagon no longer has to worry about the safety in syria. now begins the process of analyzing all of the data and the evidence they collected in syria. things like hair and soil samples. the u.n. says it could take two or three weeks before they produce any type of report. however, it looks like the white house isn't in any, isn't going to wait for the u.n. report. secretary of state john kerry said the use of chemical whens by syria is "clear and convincing." kerry claiming the
of heathrow airport. a journalist working with edward snowden, the u.s. intelligence whistleblower suddenly throws a lot of attention on the uk's state in the prison worldwide cyber sweeping revelations. is david miranda complicit to treason? or is this a case of shooting the messenger? the courier of documents that civil libertarians believe should be uncovered are coming up in the debate. we also have our media buzz segment. let's say hello once again. >> the headlines. detained in the wake of the violence, killing hundreds. pakistan's former military ruler charged in the death of 2007. they submerged with some of the heaviest rains on record. we start in egypt. the crackdown on the muslim brotherhood, the state media reporting he will be detained for 15 days, charged with incitement to murder inclination to protests. 900 people, they are dead since security forces stormed the protest camps last week. claire williams has more. >> the army's crackdown continues all the way to the top. this footage shows the supreme leader under arrest. egyptian security forces captured him and two of his d
we are following this hour. >>> the world braces for a possible military strike by the u.s. and allies against the forces of syrian president al assad. >>> nuclear regulators in japan officially raise the level of the leak of radio active water in fukushima and now consider it a serious incident. >>> and 50 years after his "i have a dream" speech, martin luther king jr. continues to inspire people in the u.s. and around the world with his message of equal rights for all. >>> britain is working to lay the groundwork for international action against syria over allegations the military there is behind a deadly chemical weapons attack. david cameron says his country will draft a resolution to the u.n. security council to protect civilians from this type of attack. cameron says the resolution is based on chapter 7 of the u.n. charter which stipulates how to deal with threats against peace. he will condemn the regime of president bashar al assad for an attack that happened last week. it will be put to the security council in new york on wednesday. britain has urged council member
, the world's top stories in the program, un inspectors visit the weapons attack near damascus as u.s. may have military actions. families detained in the anti-coup protests tell al jazeera they are concerned about their relative's safety. fresh allegations of sexual misconduct of the trial of chinese politician bo xilai and six years after somalia was free of polio the cripple disease is back. ♪ un inspectors head to the site where chemical weaponed were allegedly used last week on the out skirts of damascus and killed people and left people ill and they blame the syrian government and weighing options for military options in syria. the french foreign minister says a proportionate response to the attack will be decided in the coming days. british foreign secretary william hague said it would be responsible without the unanimous backing of the un but russia expressed deep concern over the possibility of a military intervention and president warned the u.s. to stay away saying it faces failure if it strikes. speaking to a russian newspaper, asad dismissed allegations that the regime used
, will simply be -- >> all right, that was simon speaking to us from just outside the houses of parliament in london where members of parliament are convening in just about a half hour's time. i do apologize for that technical glitch with i'm son. >> in the united states, b. gave an interview to u.s. television. he said that he hadn't decided on whether to take military action. >> if in fact we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we are saying in a clear and decisive, but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> barack obama speaking. we are joined out of washington. kimberly, looking over at what's happening in the u.k., will the potential slowdown there affect the u.s.'s decisions on syria? when can we expect obama to make a decision on what to do? >>
if the syrian government uses chemical weapons to slaughter some of their own citizens, the united states will respond. if the u.s. doesn't respond right now, doesn't he look weak? >> well, i cannot subjectively feel out what other people will feel about the united states. what authority the president of the united states, any president of the united states has to draw a red line that implies that our military is going to be placed in harm's way, i don't think there's constitutional authority to do that and feel compelled without the approval of the congress to carry forth. so rhetoric and losing lives are not nearly as important as making certain that you do the action. so looking weak is not like losing lives, and anybody who has lost people in terms of these wars or intrusions, i know that they would agree with me. >> you served in the military, and you insist that before the u.s. gets involved again in military action around the world, the united states should reinstate the draft. it doesn't look like you've got a whole lot of support for that out there, but you've been raising this i
suggest an imminent u.s. military strike, but rather an update about his decisions on how to proceed in syria. he's been meeting all morning with his top national security advisers at the white house. all this came earlier in the day, the signals were clearly there, even yesterday, officials started arriving at the white house today to go in the situation room, including the vice president, the secretary of defense, chuck hagel, the secretary of state, john kerry. the national security adviser to the president. the top military commanders as well. they've been meeting in the white house. there you see general martin dempsey. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. there's a tense calm that has fallen across syria as a possible u.s. military strike looms. bill neily has been in the capital city of damascus. we expect in a few minutes to hear from the commander in chief, the president of the united states. i assume they're bracing for some sort of u.s. military strike, whether it happens in a few hours or days. >> yes, they really are. it's definitely tense here. i wouldn't say ther
>>> the british prime minister says the world must stop the use of chemical weapons and the u.s. agrees. where does it go from here? plus. >> when do we want it? now. >> this is happening in 50 city as cross the country today. fast food workers are calling for better wages. we'll have a live report. >>> victoria duval is riding high after her amazing performance at the u.s. open. she is only 17. she sat down with us to talked about what got her life, about her life, on and off the court. >>> this is "cnn newsroom." i am suzanne malveaux. it is the biggest crisis facing the world now. we're talking about syria. we're expecting to hear from the white house any minute. you're taking a look at the press briefing room, reporters likely to push for answers on what is the administration's plan here to respond to the chemical weapons attack which president obama blames squarely on the syrian government? jill dougherty is standing by at the white house and, jill, i want to ask you a couple questions here. first of all, we heard from the president. he says no doubt the assad regime used c
with us the next hour. you might remember back in april, it was a really weird day on the stock market where the market took a huge sudden tumble, but it wasn't for any market-related reason. may have stuck in your mind what happened that day back in april because that was the day the stock market dove because of a tweet. a false tweet which said that president obama had been injured. >> it all began about 1:07 this afternoon. with this tweet from "associated press." "breaking, two explosions in the white house, and barack obama is injured." the message went to "ap's" 1.9 million twitter followers and spread like a virus. re-tweeted almost 5,000 times within a minute. but it was a fake. "ap's "account had been hacked. >> it partly explains the unusual activity in the dow. >> the dow began plunging, and within three minutes, dropped more than 140 points. >> you looked around the floor. you saw people running. you saw people upset. not sure what was going on. just watching this market trade lower. >> automatic trading programs kicked in. >> human beings weren't making these trades. these
syria. new clues about when a strike might happen. now, threats of retaliation if those u.s. missiles fly. >>> mishgamerica's biggest drugstore chain is accused of overcharging at the register. and we'll meet the sensation of the u.s. open 17-year-old american victoria duval. >>> first, we begin with today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict but we need to make sure they're held accountable. >> the stakes rise in syria. >> the president's assistance assad must face international consequences have has the u.s. at odds with russia. >> signaling the u.s. may act without the support of the u.n. or or its allies. >> we'd be better off if the administration let congress authorize this activity. >> an oil rig explosion near a highway in southwest texas. all employees were evacuated safely and have been accounted for. >> former nfl star turned murder suspect aaron hernandez cut ties with his family and teammates, surrounding himself only with a quote of gangsters. >> a jury has recommended the death penalty
for us tonight. anderson cooper starts right now. >>> good evening, everyone. we begin with breaking news. action tonight by great britain slamming the brakes on any immediate military action on syria unless president obama wants to go at it alone, which the white house is signaling he might. parliament in england weighing a resolution that would have okayed the use of force. weighing it and finding it wasn't enough. here is the key moment as the measure failed loudly in the house of comments. >> mr. mcneal, you're like an exploded volcano erupted, calm yourself man. the ayes to the right, 272. the noes to the left, 285. so the noes have it. the noes have it. >> moments after the vote, prime minister david cameron assured members he would not exercise what is known as the royal prerogative to go to war without parliamentary approval. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me the british parliame
action against the syrian regime for using chemical weapons, but the president says, quote, this kind of offense is a challenge to the world. that minutes are the secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters and the public, laying out some of the evidence against syria, and while the u.s. intelligence officials are highly confident that assad's regime used chemical weapons to target innocent civilians. >>> inside syria. word the military forces there have made move to prepare for any possible strike. we'll tell you what we're hearing from our sources. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> but first from fox at 3:00, president obama speaking just minutes ago, calling syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to america's national security. one, that affects nations all around the world. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests. by violating well-established internationa
with syria. the defense secretary saying all options are ready to go when and if the u.s. president decides to strike. how would an intervention be done? that is what we are going to be talking about. you can tweet us at f24debate. back upstairs to the newsroom. all of the stories making news. good evening. >> francois hollande says the alleged chemical attack in syria must not go unpunished. he says france has no obligations to protect civilians and david cameron. the syrian prime minister warns the west against intervention. the u.s. defense secretary says american forces are ready to act. elsewhere, a reshuffle in brazil over a spiking tensions. this after the flit across the border on a person wanted for charges. we start with syria and francois hollande saying a decision will be taken in the coming days in response to the attack in the damascus suburbs. paris was increasing military support to those fighting president assad's army. >> the world is horrified following the confirmation of chemical weapons being used in syria. everything leads us to believe it was the regime that carried
but not without controversies, privacy to name just one. thank you for being with us. it's been great to have you. "around the world" starts now with richard quest and suzanne malveaux. >>> the u.s. is quote, ready to go if president obama orders attacks on syria. that's according to chuck hagel. we'll look at the military options straight ahead. >>> political scandal in brazil forces the minister to resign. we'll tell you why it's latin america's version of edward snowden. >>> would you pay extra to make sure no kids sit next to you on plane. another airline giving you that option. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm richard quest. >> the u.s. military is waiting for the go ahead from the president. it could happen at any moment. what we're not seeing today is inspections of the areas where hundreds of syrians were allegedly gassed to death. u.n. experts were prepared to visit second neighborhood. >> that was until the u.s. chief was seen leaving their hotel in damascus earlier today. they were not wearing their protective gear and were not joined by other members of the team. syria's government cancel
news a senior u.s. official tells cnn's jim acosta that the u.s. could go it alone in syria after our closest ally votes against taking action. british lawmakers just voted down a proposal to strike syria. britain's prime minister says he will not go against parliament. here at home right now, top lawmakers are being briefed by the white house. the president's top national security officials are making their case against the syrian regime. will the administration be able to win enough support? our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is in washington. hi, dana. i know you have been working your sources all day. it looks from here like the mood in washington really seems to reflect the mood around the country right now on syria, it's conflicted. so, what are you learning right now? >> reporter: that's right, hi, jess. i should tell you that the conference call should be wrapping up right about now and i'm hoping to get a read on what the top lawmakers were told and whether their questions were answered. but, yes, you're right, the mood among members of congress i would say is be
around thza. >> i'm richard quest. >> this hour the u.s. is expected to lay out its case to the american people for who is responsible and what should be done about it. >> this hour is crucial because in 30 minutes or so john kerry is scheduled to speak at the state department. of course, we'll bring that to you live. secretary kerry is expected to talk about a declassified intelligence report on syria's suspected chemical weapons attack. it's the document everybody's been waiting for. the report will be released. officials will tell us, it will show the forces carried out that deadly strike. >> there's major movement as well on other fronts. right now on the ground in syria, weapons inspectors are wrapping up their i vest ga investigation. russia will not be taking part of any military action in syria. anchors covering it from all angles. jill dougherty is at the state department. defense secretary chuck hagel delivered a strong response after the british vote rejecting military action. listen to this. >> every nation has responsibility to make their own decisions. we respect that of an
that defies any code of morality. >> and certainly it was quite a blow, to the u.s. yesterday that one of our staunchest allies great britain will not be going along with us on this. i would at some point the secretary of state will address that as well. >> perhaps he will. secretary of defense hagel addressed that privately yesterday. he was asked some questions there about the coalition, mentioned that partners need to make decisions on their own. that countries will certainly have the right to do so. but indicated that the u.s. will continue to consult with britain. but that the u.s. is pardon me, prepared to press forward with or without britain. >> and at this point, perhaps pressing forward with an unlikely ally in france. >> ambulance is certainly known as a staunch opponent to the war in iraq, while the u.k. was a strong partner. so the tables may have turned here these many years later, france, of course, wants the colonial power in syria, so an interesting cross roads of history that we see ourselves in today. >> and we are also hearing in fact that syria -- that pardon me that turk
killed in this attack. >> the president himself says he has not made up his mind, and any u.s. response to the chemical attacks will be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitments, any boots on the ground approach. >> saying goodbye to seamus mosty, one of the world's treasured poets, has died at the age of 74. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and around the globe. inflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military -- conflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military intervention in syria. in muted remarks, the president insisted no decision had been made, and any action would be limited and narrow. is america going to attack the assad regime, and when? mark mardell starts our coverage. in a damascus suburb, witnessed second hand by the whole world is a challenge for america and its president, posing a question about the nature of its power. >> it matters because if we choose to live in the world where a thug and murderer like bashar al-assad can gas thousands of his own people with impunity,
in syria? u.n. inspectors on the ground as the u.s. considers strikes and moscow counsels restraint. >> in china, party leaders urge a heavy hand in deciding the fate of bo xilai. >> and a blast from the past as justin timberlake dominates the mtv music awards last night. >> you when chemical weapons inspectors have interviewed and taken blood samples from the end of last week realm apparent gas attack in syria. he did so in the rebel held part of damascus where they came under fire from snipers. >> the u.s. and allies have been meeting in jordan for what could the a council of war against syria. but china, russia, and countries like brazil are lobbying against military action. >> vladimir putin has told david cameron that the west has failed to provide proof that the asad regime used chemical weapons in the attack. >> the syrian opposition says this is one of two areas where as many as 1300 people were killed in chemical attacks last week. after intense international pressure, syria has granted access to the crowd -- to the site. russian media published an interview with the syria
>>> and that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts right now. tonight, breaking news. president obama says there's no doubt chemical weapons were used in syria or that the syrian regime used them. the question now, what is he going to do about it? we'll take a hard look at the tough choices. >>> also tonight, they've run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst. raising tens of millions they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. now finally they're talking. their claim and how it adds up. we're keeping them honest. >>> later president obama stands where dr. king stood 50 years ago and speaks to the courage that carried them to washington. we'll speak to maya angelou. >>> we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama tonight not saying if or when, but clearly making the case for a limited strike on syria. not, however, to take down the assad regime, only to punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke today with pbs who asked him the key question right off the bat. >> how close are you to authorizing a militar
program and is ready to sit down and talk. >> the u.s. has evacuated non- essential personnel from yemen, flying 75 people out by military plane while britain has announced a temporary withdrawal as well as its staff and embassy. they intercepted a message to the deputy leaders based in yemen. >> are arriving in the airport, warning of a possible attack. dueral diplomatic missions to increased communications among leaders according to the new york times. leader andween the the head of the yemen-based offshoot. >> we have taken action because of that. able to discuss specific intelligence, but we are taking it seriously for that reason. u.s. intelligence suspected a major attack could be mounted by the end of ramadan or the anniversary of the attacks on the u.s. embassies in 1998. they have been badly decimated in recent years and remains a serious threat. been a have always different animal. i don't think they have been truly out of the game, but the assessment is that they have always have the capability to strike the u.s. homeland. >> they have been at the forefront of trading in recen
that's all for us tonight. "anderson cooper starts right now." >>> breaking news, president obama says there is no doubt that chemical weapons were used in syria or the syrian regime used them. the question now, what will he do about it? we will look at the tough choices. they have run from our cameras. the charity we identified as america's worst, raising tens of millions, they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. finally they are talking. their claim and how it adds up. we are keeping them honest. >>> later, president obama stands where dr. king stood a half century ago and speaks of courage. we will speak to maya angelou who is and was part of that struggle and she is joining me tonight. we begin with syria and the breaking news. president obama not saying if or when but making the case for a limited strike on syria. not to take down the assad regime but punish it for using chemical weapons. he spoke to gwen eiffel and judy woodruff who asked him the question off the bat. >> how close are you to using a military strike and can you assure the american peo
chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of the areas that was hit. those findings are also being reviewed. cnn national political correspondent jim accoosta is working story from the white house. what do you know, jim? >> reporter: as secretary of state john
, president obama says there is no doubt chemical weapons were use in syria or the syria regime used them. the question now what is he going to do about it? we'll take a hard look at the tough choices. >>> also tonight, they have run from our cameras. america's worst raising millions, tens of millions they say for dying children but spending next to nothing on them. now finally they are talking their claim and how it adds up. we're keeping them honest. >>> president obama stands where dr. king was centuries ago. we're going to speak to maya angelu joins me for an emotional insparing conversation. >>> president obama tonight not saying if or when but clearly making the case for a limited strike on syria. not however to take down the regime. he spoke today who asked him the key question off the bat. >> how close are you to authorizing a military strike, and can you assure the american people that by doing so, given iraq and afghanistan that the united states will not get bogged down in yet another war half way around the world? >> well, first of all, i have not made a decision. i have gotte
threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> ifill: and we get his take on race relations in america, following his speech at the lincoln memorial today, 50 years after the march on washington. >> no one can match king's brilliance but the same flame can light the heart of all who are willing to take a first step towards justice. i know that flame remains. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: there was a flurry of activity around the world today on what happens next in syria. at the united nations, britain submitted a resolution to the security council condemning syria for an alleged chemical attack, and author
>> welcome to "the journal" coming to you live from berlin trey >> thank you for joining us. here's what's coming up on the show. the u.n. says its inspectors should be allowed to complete their mission in syria before any us-led attack. >> britain wants the un security council to approve military action but says talks could take several days more. >> the united states marks 50 years since martin luther king's famous speech. >> the un's secretary-general is calling on the u.s. am a britain, and france to live weapons inspectors more time to do their work in syria. after discussions today, russia called the british initiative premature. >> the u.s. says it has intercepted communications that prove the assad government was behind a chemical attack. but the syrian ambassador to the united nations denies the charges and says the u.n. inspection will prove it was in fact rebels who launched gas attacks. >> meanwhile, people in damascus are stocking up on supplies out of fears that any u.s. attack would hit civilian areas. >> the u.n. inspectors have resumed their work in a damascus sub
worked full-time with the school, started a small business. i was watching my son being sworn in as a u.s. senator. i cannot contain the tears in my eyes. only in america. i have been a student of american history. him before i came to this country. then, here i just fell in love with the founding documents of this country. i love the constitution. even more, i love the declaration. independenceon of has changed my life. i meditated upon those truths. as a wise -- as i was sharing in my prayer, i believe the reason the declaration of independence and the overitution have lasted 200 years is because they were written on the knees of the framers. those men were seeking revelation from above. a doubt, outside of the bible, those of the greatest documents that have ever been written. [applause] as you look at the declaration, it has a series of grievances to king george. did you know that every one of those grievances were preached from the pulpits of america before they were written on the declaration? it was pastors that were the back door and of the revolution. did you know where paul reve
house against the u.s. attacking syria. and the leaders look at military options and an important ally is against intervening with syria with suspected use of chemical weapons and chuck hagel says the united states still hopes to act with other allies. >> our approach is to continue to find an international coalition that will act together and i think you are seeing a number of countries say publically state their position on the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: on thursday british members of parliament voted against involvement in military action. >> the ayes to the right, 272 and nos to the left 285. [cheering] . >> reporter: there were 30 conservatives and david cameron's own party. >> they have not passed a motion and it's clear that the british parliament reflecting the views of the people does not want to see british military action, i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: and in australia the prime minister said they are confident that chemical weapons were used and that the syrian president bashir assad is responsible but there is time for diplo
program in the entire middle east. we know that the regime has used those weapons multiple times this year, and has used them on a smaller scale but still it has used them against its own people, including not very far from where last wednesday's attack happened. we know that the regime was specifically determined to rid the damascus suburbs of the opposition, and it was frustrated that it hadn't succeeded in doing so. we know that for three days before the attack the syrian regime's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground, in the area, making preparations, and we know that the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know that these were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from, and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods, and we know, as does the world, that just 90 minutes later all hell broke loose in the social media. with
of skepticism of american public. >> it's important for us to recognize that over a thousand people are killed including hundreds of innocent children through the use of a weapon that 98% or 99% of humanity says should not be used even in war and there is no action then we're sending a signal that international norm doesn't mean much. any military action with boots on the ground. >> we know where the rockets were launched from. and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. >> the administration released a map to go along with that charge with 12 co 12 contested attack. >> among the o allegations, 1429 woman people were killed including 426 children. a stream of spel of intelligencs some leading up to the attack. >> so the primary question is no longer what do we know. the question is what do we collectively, what are we in the world going to do about it. >> concern about revealing sources restrict how much they can say. one thing not alleged in the report said assad
. >> the u.s. prepares for a strike against syria. meanwhile in syria's largest city, school children killed were burned by what's described of a bomb strike. and as it heats up, israelis line up to get their hands on gas masks. >>> president obama said he has not decided how to respond. he calls the use of chemical weapons a threat to american security and to the security of u.s. allies. the president says he wants what he calls limited a*bs. >> we're not considering any open ended commitment. we're not considering any boots on the ground approach. what we will do is consider options that meet the narrow concern around chemical weapons understanding that there's not going to be a solely military solution to the under lying conflict and tragedy that's taking place in syria. >> our mike joins us from the white house. what more did the president say about what's needed in syria. >> the white house told us that the president continues those consultations with allies he's pokeen to a number of days since that chemical attack in syria. the president having consultations perhaps one last time. aft
there was a sniper that forced them at one point in time to rey treat. we go to washington. bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: all along in the five days since that chemical attack and the horrific images out of syria to television and computer screens worldwide, the administration from the president down stress any option or retaliation exercised must be of an inter national nature. of we know that john kerry had at least two dozen phone calls with his counterparts around the region and world including the syrian foreign minister on saturday. he spoke with the 4 french and the foreign ministers from a number of gulf states. the united states doesn't want to go this alone and britain has come out foursquare behind some punishment. noy matter how you want to phrase tfrance has a strong statement and germany, the united states and its allies want to broaden the coalition as wide as possible and you will hear him speak to that. >> is there a sense the white house will telegraph their punches or what they may not do. no boots on the ground? >> that has been ruled out by the president spokesm
's foreign ministers denied the government carried out last week's attack, but the u.s. said assad's regime is responsible. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale. >> hello there, in london, european leaders are reacting to the chemical weapons claims. the french president said his government is ready to punish those responsible, and called for a vote on the issue. >>> plus tens of thousands flee from their homes from flooding, and the noise pollution on the streets of india. >> western powers and now some arab league nations appear to be moving towards military intervention in syria. just in the past hour the white house press secretary made it clear of the administration. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on augus august 21st outside of damascus. there is also very little doubt and should be no doubt for anyone who approaches this logically. that the syrian regime responsible for the use of chemical weapons on august 21st, out of damascus. >> we're in washington, d.c. patty, hearing from jay carney very littl
us. this is an exceptional time for us as we learn more about how global warming is impacting sea level rise and more specifically what the projections for sea level rise might look like. later this morning you will hear from a group of experts , whichng john englunder puts into historical and current and future perspective what we will be facing over the next few decades and hundreds of years. there is exceptional work already being done to address those issues and i am enormously pleased to see we have such a vibrant audience, great participation, speakers, and great leadership already taking place in this country and we need to work on it further. so with that, i want to introduce you to the former miami dade commissioner cady -- .aty sorenson [applause] >> thank you, dan. it is a pleasure to be with all of you this morning and especially to introduce this distinguished panel. it has been almost three years to the day since the deq visited us in miami dade county, so we nancy hereo have today. now a recovering county commissioner -- i recall speaking about how miami cities are
in on alls a pentagons of the crisis in syria. it's a u.s. military strike appears imminent. it was one week ago today that the world watched in horror the aftermath of an apparent chemical weapons attack in entire neighborhoods near damascus. >> it is likely not an if, but a when that the u.s. will launch an attack. so we are devoting the entire hour to this crisis. it's something cnn does better than any other network in the world. we are the only network broadcasting live from inside syria. our fred pleighton is on the ground. also a closer look at the military options and possible targets in syria. >> also the dissension in congress on whether to strike syria or not. some members made it clear they want more answers from the president. we're going to take a look at how the stock market is also reacting. will you feel the impact of a potential strike? first want to get you up to speed with the latest developments. a u.n. weapons team back out today collecting evidence at one of the sites where civilians are believed to have been gassed to death. but u.s. officials are not placing much sto
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